11 fresh cases take Himachal’s Covid-19 count to 1,077
303 active cases in the state as 26 patients recoverUpdated: Jul 06, 2020 22:02 IST
Eleven persons tested positive for Covid-19 in Himachal Pradesh on Monday taking the total number of cases in the state to 1,077, officials said.
Three cases each were reported from Kangra and Solan district, two from Hamirpur and one each from Una, Mandi and Bilaspur.
Officials said a 50-year-old man of Kulhan village in Nurpur tehsil had tested positive in Kangra district. He had returned from Muzzafarnagar and has been shifted to the zonal hospital in Dharamshala.
A 27-year-old woman of Lahar village in Kangra’s Jaisinghpur tehsil tested positive for the virus. She had returned from Mumbai on June 25. She has been shifted to District Covid Care Centre (DCCC), Dadh.
In Hamirpur, a 29-year-old man from Batari village in Barsar was found positive. He was institutionally quarantined at Dungri. He had returned from Noida. A 53-year-old man from Jhiljari village in Barsar also tested positive while in institutional quarantine at Deotsidh. The man had returned from Delhi.
The active cases in the state now stand at 303 as 26 more patients have recovered.
So far, nine people have succumbed to the disease in the state. As many as 750 patients have recovered while 13 have migrated out of the state.
With 290 positive cases, Kangra is the worst-hit district followed by Hamirpur at 267, Una at 127 cases, Solan at 119, Chamba at 58, Bilaspur at 48, Shimla and Bilaspur at 47, Sirmaur at 40, Mandi at 36, Kinnaur at 34, Kullu at seven and Lahaul-Spiti at four.
‘STAY ALERT AS UNLOCK UNDERWAY’
Additional chief secretary (health) RD Dhiman has urged people of the state to observe all precautions to combat coronavirus during the unlock period. He said the process has started in a phased manner.
Dhiman said that as economic and tourism activities increase in the state, it’s all the more important to stay alert. He urged people not to be afraid of coronavirus but to follow guidelines of maintaining hygiene and social distancing, avoiding crowded places, wearing a mask and not touching the nose, eyes and mouth. He urged people to avoid going to wards in hospital where patients of coronavirus are being treated.
He said in case a person is suffering from fever, cough, cold or having difficulty in breathing, he/she should contact helpline number 104 or avail services of e-Sanjeevani OPD.